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Missouri counties are fighting the state for road improvement funds

September 9, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

Missouri counties are trying to redistribute funding to fix roads in an appeal to the Supreme Court Thursday. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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The Missouri Association of Counties urged the Supreme Court to return tax money to counties for improvement on roads and bridges.

The state is currently using the money for taxpayer refunds.

The association's President Gene Pogue says a portion of this money is desperately needed at the local level.

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Contents: Missouri Association of Counties' President Gene Pogue says Missouri has more bridges in need of construction than any other state around.

The state says motor vehicle taxes are part of total state revenue and by law should contribute to taxpayer refunds. From the State Capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.


Missouri counties are fighting the state for road improvement funds in an appeal to the Supreme Court Thursday. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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The Missouri Association of Counties says the state is using county road improvement money for taxpayer refunds.

The association urged the Supreme Court to redistribute the funds back to the counties.

Boone County Public Works Director Frank Abart says this money is desperately needed.

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Contents: Boone County Public Works Director Frank Abart says about half of the county's safety projects lack proper funding.

The state says motor vehicle taxes are part of total state revenue and by law should contribute to taxpayer refunds. From the State Capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.